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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: May 22, 2013 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was your favorite song coming out of Space?

Second the Stephen but always wanted something out of the ordinary but rarely got one

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Poster: Taper Corey Date: May 22, 2013 10:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was your favorite song coming out of Space?

was there ever a space > saint stephen?

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Poster: ducats Date: May 25, 2013 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was your favorite song coming out of Space?

u know that's kinda my bad. i was thinking the ds-stephens, or some of the segue-stephens from later (70-71) as much as i was the 5

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 23, 2013 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was your favorite song coming out of Space?

Yes. 10/11/83 and 10/31/83 at Marin Vets, which actually has a cool Spanish Jam type tease, too, as part of a very jammy Space. It's a hot but not-so-well-known show, with Airto. Maybe some others.

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Poster: Mooding Date: May 23, 2013 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was your favorite song coming out of Space?

don't forget 10-15-83

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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: May 23, 2013 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what was your favorite song coming out of Space?

Yes, there are by my count 5. I assume the ones that people think of are the 3 Stephens from 83, all of which come out of space.
http://archive.org/details/gd1983-10-11.beyerM160.wise.miller.32644.sbeok.flac16
The first is the least interesting, with a fairly average space that eventually noodles its way towards the St. Stephen theme. Worth listening to to hear the crowd go nuts but not as much for the music.

http://archive.org/details/gd1983-10-15.mtx.seamons.99326.sbeok.flac16
Possibly the one that people think of most when they think of Space>St Stephen. The first few minutes of space seem to be clearly headed towards TOO but 5 or 6 minutes in they take a left turn and head into a minor-keyed delicate little jam that they keep going for a couple minutes until around 7 and half minutes in where it shifts just slightly into a beautiful and tranquil little lullaby that gracefully glides into the St. Stephen theme.

http://archive.org/details/gd83-10-31.horvath-nak.ladner.19894.sbeok.shnf
This one doesn't get as much attention but it definitely the best Space of the 3 of them. By 5 or so minutes in they've built to a soaring, majestic roar which then kind of peters out disappointingly and they noodle around for a minute or so before the drums kick things into high gear and they jam straight into the stratosphere for several minutes before winding things down and heading into St. Stephen. A great example of why 83 is such a good year for Space.

In addition to those 3 there are also a pair from 78.
http://archive.org/details/gd1978-12-30.123103.sbd.miller.flac16
This version comes out of a mini space at the back end of Ollin Arageed

http://archive.org/details/gd1978-01-22.sbd.miller.110632.flac16
This famous version doesn't technically come out of Space but rather out of the "Close Encounters Jam" that's at the end of TOO. More or less the same effect. Of the 5 this is the best actual St. Stephen.